It’s Black History Month. And over the course of the month, I’ll pay tribute to black artists across a wide and diverse array of genres and styles. These posts should serve as an important reminder that the Black experience is the American experience, that Black culture is American culture and that Black lives and Black art matter.
Sadly this month won’t be a comprehensive study of Black music; it’ll be a bit more idiosyncratic because — well, JOVM. But, there’s always Google and plenty of other websites for more information.
Earlier today, I paid tribute to the legendary Chaka Khan. I wanted to continue the Black History Month tribute going before going back to some regularly scheduled programming for the rest of the day. But since I was in a soul sort of mood, we should show some love to the Reverend Al Green, one of the most charismatic performers of his day — and arguably one of the greatest male vocalists, ever.
And if you don’t believe me, check out the live footage. Seriously. Let’s celebrate the king of love songs, eh?